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Which North Carolina point guard would you want???

Forget about what they did in the NBA...Which North Carolina point guard would you want leading your college team. Personally, I pick Jeff McInnis for those of you who remember. Anyone else from NC you would like???

Jeff McInnis
Ed Cota
Ty Lawson
Raymond Felton
Joe Forte (more of a shooting guard, but played some point)

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Lawson, I loved his game in

Lawson, I loved his game in College.

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lawson, he had an advantage

lawson, he had an advantage in speed over everyone else on the court, but he was very much under control. its amazing how good his assist to turnover ratio was even though he was playing against top competition wearing a bulls eye on his chest and playing faster than anyone else.

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probably felton, he was a

probably felton, he was a monster and i think would have been better if his team wasn't so good.

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lawson

I too would take lawson, even though ed cota was who made me love carolina basketball along with carter, stackhouse, jamison, and sheed. If sheed n stack stayed another year the starting line up would have been

pg-cota
sg-stackhouse
sf-carter
pf-jamison
c-sheed

pretty rediculous if you think about it. I would have to go w/ lawson though because of his all around skills. Jeff Mcginnis is before my time but i have heard he was excellent. You could also throw phil ford and kenny smith in there for the old heads lol. But i also liked felton, very similar to lawson but couldnt shoot it as well. Forte was a combo in college. An arguement i always have w/ friends is what NC team was the best? '82, '93, '05 or '09

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mcginnis

sorry the 95-96 team would have had been

pg-jeff mcginnis
sg-jerry stackhouse
sf-vince carter
pf-antwan jamison
c-rasheed wallace

cota came the following year

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i think it depends on what

i think it depends on what team you had around them. and at this point most people would pick lawson because of what hes doing in the pro's even if they wont admit it. its like if the question was about sf and adam morrison was in the conversation im sure most owuld have him dead last because people would factor in how he's done lately. the same with j.j reddick and tyler hansbrough

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I'll vouch for Ed Cota

He was that old school type PG who stacked dimes and knew exactly what play to run game in and game out. His basketball IQ was off the charts, if only he had been more aggressive, and showcased his scoring ability he had been drafted in the NBA (you can't tell me that Mateen Cleaves who was drafted in the NBA was a more talented player than Ed Cota), then again when you play alongside players like Antwan Jamison, Vince Carter, and Joe Forte he never once looked to score aggressively.

I can still remember that 1997 team that fell in the Final 4 against Utah, that team was probably one of the most talented teams to not win a National Championship along with UNLV '91, and Kansas '96.

Here are some of his accomplishments as a Tar Heel:

-Led the ACC in assists during his entire 4 year career
-Became the first player to have 1,000 points, 1,000 assists, and 500 rebounds in that span as well
-Led North Carolina to 3 Final Four Appearances

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yeah cota was a very good

yeah cota was a very good college pg. he did get his chance wit nba teams in workouts and tryouts and couldnt cut it though. between his horrible shooting and other players being better then him he just wasnt nba material

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I started to put Phil Ford,

I started to put Phil Ford, but wasn't sure how many people remembered him.

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Give me Raymond Felton. Even

Give me Raymond Felton. Even though, Lawson is extremely close behind. I think Felton was a better passer than Lawson. He has a similar Assist:Turnover ratio, but he had more assists if I'm not mistaken. He also was a slightly better shooter.

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Ed Cota definitely.  One of
Ed Cota definitely.  One of my favorite college players ever.  His ball handling was SICK.  He could get past anyone one on one.  He also had a potent little floater when he got in the lane.  I miss watching him play.
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well since you miss him

well since you miss him heres a link to his game overseas playing on my boys old team in lithuania http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7p_x44D1T4

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cota/lawson/felton

this is so difficult because all 3 of these guys were filthy...i think ed cota would be my choice, his handles were dirty, he had a swagger about him, his name was cool, the guy led a very good tar heel team deep into the tourney...too bad his NBA career didnt pan out, 1 of my favorite players ever

they had by far their best team in 97-98

PG-Ed Cota
SG-Vince Carter
SF-Ademola Okulaja
PF-Antawn Jamison
C-Brendan Haywood

with shammond williams, makhtar ndiaye, and terrence newby off the bench

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Romeeezybaby is on point.

Romeeezybaby is on point. I'd go with Ed Cota. He used to be one of my favorite players also. Lol I LOVED that UNC team in 97-98. Shammond Williams was also one of my favorite players.

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Ed Cota

I love your list of PG's to choose from but the court general that fed Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison should be notified... Ed Cota is one of the best PG's in college hoops... His ball handling skills are awesome... His leadership is unquestionable...

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Cota was excellent at

Cota was excellent at setting up teammates and was a master of running a team. He could not shoot a lick or play defense however.

Jeff McInnis I will admit was before my time. From what I can gather from him is that he had all the talent any PG could imagine but didn't have his head on straight. Can someone confirm or deny that for me? An older Tar Heel compared him to the John Gilchrist from Maryland.

Raymond Felton was a warrior absoulutely relentless. He left it all out on the floor every game. I loved him. Very athletic. He did not make the best decisions and averaged close to 4 turnovers a game even in his last season at UNC.

Joe Forte did not play much point at UNC. When he was on he was lethal. I am utterly shocked he is not in the nba right now. Had all the talent in the world but obviously his head isn't screwed on straight.

Which brings me to my winner of the original question. Give me Ty Lawson. Lawson IMHO has to go down in debate for best college PG in this decade along with Jay Williams, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, John Wall, TJ Ford, etc. His junior year he was remarkably consistant. He had 3 bad games his Junior year. He played at break neck speed and owned a 3.5 to 1 assist/turnover ratio! THAT IS UNHEARD OF. Made great decisions and shot a remarkable 47 percent from 3 making him nearly unguardable. If you played him for the shot he would drive right by you and finish amongst trees. If you played him for the drive he would drain the 3. He was an incredible college PG and put the team on his back with his toe injury to lead them to a championship. He left it all out on the floor.

I'd rank them:

1. Lawson
2. Felton
3. Cota
4. Forte
5. McInnis

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Ed Cota was the first player

Ed Cota was the first player that I can remember who roped the basketball around his waist and back to himself. When I saw that, all I could say was, WOW, I've never seen that before."

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2. I'm the Mark Cubanlprotagonist of nbadraft.net
3. I was the first to mention Wesley Johnson, a top 10 pick, on this site.
4. Anyone remember Ryan Blackwell???
5. Carmelo will lead the league in scoring!!!
6. The Lakers will 3-peat
7. I still like San Deigo State's chances in the Mountin West Conference
8. I never will understand how Kobe has 1 MVP and Nash has 2. That's embarrsing on every level.

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